Graduation 2016 Project

Olivier van Gaalen

Department: Man and Communication

Can you fake it until you make it? Intrigued by this idea, Olivier van Gaalen, Georg Gross and Niklas Worisch invented ‘Snaggin’ – a ficticious sport based on children’s catch ball toys. As self-professed pros, they started living the lifestyle and uploading the evidence online. The idea caught on, reaching a wide audience through social media. Maximising on this interest, the designers proceeded to build a brand around it, complete with sportswear. Soon the lines between fiction and reality began to fade, both for them and their ever-growing group of followers.

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe